Koolala, who hails from a yard that generally do well with their mares, split a couple of Nicky Henderson novices' on her hurdling debut at Ludlow and is a good starting point here. But DEWALA is just as interesting as she wasn't disgraced when third at Wetherby, despite making mistakes. McCoy takes over the reins from a conditional today and Mike Appleby's Fibresand winner, who has the beating of Princess Caetani and Villa Royale, may have too much speed for these. A market check is advised on the returning Tickity Bleue but August Hill should improve on her fourth here at the start of the month and can't be ignored.
August Hill (IRE) 10-1 (11-4) Mistake 1st, took keen hold in mid-division, pushed along before 3 out, switched left between last 2, left in modest 4th last, 4th of 16, 24l behind Centasia (11-4) at Uttoxeter 2m mares mdn hdl (5) sft.
Barton Heather 14-1 (10-8) Held up in touch in rear, ridden 6f out, never able to get on terms, well beaten when going 4th final furlong, 4th of 5, 12l behind Our Kaempfer (11-4) at Worcester 2m NH flat (6) gd in Oct.
Barton Rose 8-1 (10-11) Led, headed over 2f out, weakened final furlong, last of 5, 16l behind Our Kaempfer (11-4) at Worcester 2m NH flat (6) gd in Oct.
Dewala 9-1 (10-10) Chased leaders, blundered 1st and soon lost place, headway after 4 out, went 3rd before last, kept on, 3rd of 12, 7l behind Run Ructions Run (10-10) at Wetherby 2m mrs nov hdl (4) gs.
Dunmallet Belle 20-1 (10-12) Mid-division, headway 8f out, ridden 6f out, weakened over 3f out, 7th of 17, 26l behind Kayfleur (10-9) at Warwick 2m mares n h flat (6) gs.
Koolala (IRE) 13-2 (10-7) Prominent, mistake 1st, chased winner after 6th, no impression from 3 out, not fluent last, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 15, 13l behind Free Thinking (10-2) at Ludlow 2m mdn hdl (5) gd.
La Belle Sauvage 20-1 (10-5) In touch, ridden 3 out, weakened next, 8th of 16, 40l behind Prince Siegfried (10-12) at Huntingdon 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft.
Lady Fingers 28-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, not fluent 1st, jumped slowly and lost place next, well beaten before 2 out, 9th of 15, 21l behind Down Ace (11-0) at Towcester 2m mdn hdl (5) gs.
Makellys Blackpool 14-1 (10-10) Held up towards rear on outside, not fluent 3rd, weakened 5th, last of 8, 38l behind Persian Herald (11-5) at Leicester 2m sll hdl (5) gs.
Miss Tilly Dove 66-1 (10-4) Held up in touch, weakened from 4 out, 13th of 14, well behind Vice Et Vertu (11-0) at Chepstow 2m NH mdn hdl (5) hvy.
Princess Caetani (IRE) 11-2 (10-10) Towards rear, headway after 4 out, weakened 2 out, 5th of 12, 17l behind Run Ructions Run (10-10) at Wetherby 2m mrs nov hdl (4) gs.
Tickity Bleue 2-1fav (11-0) Held up, headway 5f out, ridden and edged right over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, stayed on, not able to trouble winner, 2nd of 12, 2l behind Glorious Twelfth (10-12) at Cheltenham 2m 1f mares n h flat (4) sft in Apr '12.
Tribu D'estruval (FR) 20-1 (11-4) Towards rear, headway under pressure after 5th, pushed along and weakened before next, 7th of 16, 38l behind Centasia (11-4) at Uttoxeter 2m mares mdn hdl (5) sft.
Villa Royale 7-2 (10-10) Held up towards rear, mistake 3rd, not fluent 5th, headway before 3 out, weakened before last, 6th of 12, 19l behind Run Ructions Run (10-10) at Wetherby 2m mrs nov hdl (4) gs.